State branch archive Bautzen

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Bautzen State Branch Archives ( Upper Sorbian Statny filialny archiw Budyšin ) is a special subdivision of the Saxon State Archives . It was set up in 1932 as the state branch archive for Upper Lusatia , in 1976 it was attached to the Dresden State Archive as a branch office, and since 2001 it has been merged with the Bautzen City Archive in the Bautzen archive network.


The Bautzen State Branch Archives hold archives from Upper Lusatia owned by the Free State of Saxony in downtown Bautzen , Schloßstraße 10 to 14, also known as the Bautzener Landhaus . It includes around 1500 documents, 2700 running meters of files and 7000 maps and plans. The holdings include a. the records of the Oberamt der Oberlausitz, the Oberlausitzer Land estates , the district chief Bautzen and other state administrative and judicial authorities as well as from institutions and the former registrars and manors of the Oberlausitz. The tradition extends from 1319 to 1945/1952. The official part has been considered to be complete since then, as there is no longer any ongoing increase in archival records from the administrations' registries. The holdings of the State Branch Archives can be researched online via the holdings overview of the Saxon State Archives.


After the appointment of a bailiff of Upper Lusatia with his seat on the Ortenburg in the 13th century and the later establishment of the Bautzen Oberamt, the documents and other documents were also archived at the castle. The archive of the upper office burned in the Bautzen city fire on May 2, 1634.

Following the merger of the Bautzen District Main Team with the Dresden District Main Team to form the Dresden-Bautzen District Main Team in 1932, the State Branch Archive for Upper Lusatia was established on June 13, 1932, to store the archives of the Upper Office and the Upper Office Government of Bautzen, the Bautzen District Office and the archive the estates established. The archive was closed during the Second World War . It was reopened in 1949 as the Saxon regional branch archive for Upper Lusatia . In 1965, the State Archives Administration established the responsibility of the archive for the regional archives of Upper Lusatia until 1945/1952 and accordingly renamed it to the Historical State Archive Bautzen . In 1976 the archive was connected to the Dresden State Archive as a branch .

The increasing decay of the Ortenburg worsened the storage conditions of the archive since the mid-1970s. The most valuable holdings were moved to the Main State Archives in Dresden. Due to the intolerable conditions and in preparation for the renovation of the Ortenburg, the archive was moved to the Hammermühle warehouse and the former officers' mess on Löhrstrasse in 1992 . Because of the mold in the archives stored in the officers' mess, they were relocated to the new building of the Leipzig State Archives in 1996 in order to secure and preserve them . The depositing of a substantial part of the archive material in Dresden and now also in Leipzig gave rise to demands for the preservation of the archive location in Bautzen.

The agreements made with the city of Bautzen since 1998 led to the establishment of the Bautzen archive network with the Bautzen city archive in 2001 . The outsourced holdings have been brought together again since 2000 at the new archive location at Schloßstraße 10 to 14. The branch office of the Dresden State Archive began its operations on June 5, 2001 under the new name of the Bautzen State Branch Archives. Since the merger of the three Saxon State Archives on January 1, 2005 to form the Saxon State Archives , the Bautzen State Branch Archives have been a special branch of the Main State Archives in Dresden.

Previous leaders

The first director of the archive was the Bautzen city archivist Kurt Marx from 1932. After it reopened in 1949, it was managed by the librarian Jakob Jatzwauk . His successor as archive director was Martin Reuther from 1951 to 1969 . Erhard Hartstock headed the archive from 1969 until he lost his independence in 1976 .

The archivist Anja Moschke looks after the Bautzen State Branch Archives.

Web links and sources

Individual evidence

  1. Research in the State Branch Archives
  2. ^ Holdings of the Saxon State Archives
  3. Team of the archives network Bautzen